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Seattle Art Museum

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Address: 1300 1st Avenue, Between Union & University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
Phone Number: 206-654-3100
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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Hammering Man

With the Hammering Man sculpture outside banging away, this art museum really has a nice collection. While we came to see the Native American Art, we were disappointed to hear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic range of exhibitions including current contemporary art works alongside historic pieces such as the Indigenous Beauty exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Allow more than two hours to see this collection, or you will be disappointed to ran out of time because SAM it was fantastic. The paintings were spectacular and the masterpieces of them amazing. I even got to see work of Rembrandt!! So many sculptures and art displayed, I wish I'd had more time to view them. If you are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Seattle Museum is a contradiction to its location in downtown Seattle. The rooms are so large it feels like one has the whole museum for a personal gallery showing. Downtown Seattle is highly populated, energetic and loud; The Seattle Art Museum is unhurried, quiet, peaceful. This oasis in the middle of the city is a perfect spot to experience... More 

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Old Saybrook, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

With the Hammering Man sculpture outside banging away, this art museum really has a nice collection. While we came to see the Native American Art, we were disappointed to hear that a special exhibit of Native American Art with be on display in June. So we'll miss that. However, there was a special exhibit from the Pilchuck Glass School that... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Whenever we fly from the East Coast to Seattle we always go to the Waterfront and Pikes Market but by-pass the Seattle Art Museum. This time since the Waterfront area was under construction we actually decided to check out the Museum. Unfortunately our time was limited and we could only see a portion of the exhibits, but what we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the art collection of this museums, which covers every art history period with representative artists in each period. The lay out is nice and easy to enjoy. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a wonderful visit this last Saturday. I'm glad we arrived early because it certainly gets busier in the afternoon. The special exhibit Indigenous Beauty was incredible and the rest of the museum collections are not to be missed either. We spent far more time than we thought we would, but it's just such a wonderful place to slowly... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the Seattle Art Museum. Coming from NYC, where one can be overwhelmed by the Met and MOMA, it was relaxing to stroll through a museum that wasn't crowded and I spent more time on individual works of art than I usually do. For the traveling exhibition, and maybe for the permanent collections, you can choose from audio,... More 

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Homer, MI
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First trip to Seattle and SAM was on my list. "Indigenous Beauty" exhibit sounded great and did not disappoint. Choice pieces representing tribes from across the U.S. and western Canada, many from leading artists of today and yesterday. Ending soon, but well worth going if you can get there. And don't miss the small companion exhibit "Seattle Collects Northwest Coast... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Located downtown with water view, the sharp clean lines of a Seattle-Style architectural building houses wonderful works by talented artists both near and far. The museum makes up in content for what it lacks in intuitive flow between the halls. A sharper curator would improve on layout, but overall the effect is still quite good.

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